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Owen Smith’s voting in Parliament
Owen Smith is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Owen Smith’s votes.
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
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Owen Smith has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made on halving the disability employment gap.
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Government has made on steps to introduce a pensions dashboard by 2019.
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Labour MP for Pontypridd
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department for Work and Pensions
- HM Treasury
- Universal Credit
- Departmental Procurement
- Child Care
- Children: Maintenance
- Welfare Tax Credits
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (14 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (14 May 2012 to 14 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Wales) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 28 Nov 2011)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Owen Smith’s speeches
- Has received answers to 136 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 60.75% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 244 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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